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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2055 on: September 13, 2018, 10:17:46 PM »
I follow your fantastic journey  :praise2:

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Apparently the larger ones are all hex, the smaller ones are a mix. Wonder why?

Probably they had a big stock of square nuts that needed spending  ;)

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2056 on: September 14, 2018, 05:24:33 PM »
This morning I got the bracket to hold the brackets that hold the control levers made. Simple L-shape, made of two bits of flat stock silver soldered together. I re-used one of the little clamps I made for the turntable, had to widen the slot out a little to reach on these pieces.

After a soak in the pickle (during which time I took some friends out to see the real machine), drilled/tapped the mounting holes and gave it a try on the model. It is screwed to the front of the floor plate from underneath.

Next up will be to start making the levers themsleves. I am going to start with some 1/8" round stock to turn the handles in, and have not decided whether to make them in one piece with the shank of the lever or piece them up. The bottom end of most of them needs to be curved a little, and the whole section below the handle is flattened on the sides.

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2057 on: September 14, 2018, 05:39:20 PM »
Did a test with the 1/8" flat bar stock, it will take the edge set bend at the bottom of the lever easily, so the handles will be turned from round and soldered to the flat bar for the body of the lever...

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2058 on: September 16, 2018, 01:09:43 AM »
No shop time today, we had our season ending RC run at the pond, great time, great weather.

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2059 on: September 16, 2018, 01:20:07 AM »
No shop time today, we had our season ending RC run at the pond, great time, great weather.

That's okay. I've stopped following.  ;D

I'm such a liar.
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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2060 on: September 16, 2018, 01:44:13 AM »
No shop time today, we had our season ending RC run at the pond, great time, great weather.

That's okay. I've stopped following.  ;D

I'm such a liar.


The Pinochio reference is already on the drag saw thread!  :ROFL:


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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2061 on: September 16, 2018, 02:11:58 AM »
No shop time today, we had our season ending RC run at the pond, great time, great weather.

Hello Chris,

Hope you took plenty of pictures and will post some here.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2062 on: September 16, 2018, 02:31:37 AM »
No shop time today, we had our season ending RC run at the pond, great time, great weather.

Hello Chris,

Hope you took plenty of pictures and will post some here.

Have a great day,
Thomas
I didn't get any, but others took some and I will get them soon. Mostly same boats I have shown before, the new jokes flying around don't shiw up on camera!   :Lol:

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2063 on: September 16, 2018, 04:06:13 AM »
No shop time today, we had our season ending RC run at the pond, great time, great weather.

Photos please, we don't doubt you, but we want photos.
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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2064 on: September 16, 2018, 04:13:02 AM »
Aye, or we'll be callin' the revenewers on ye!

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2065 on: September 16, 2018, 06:18:06 PM »
Aye, or we'll be callin' the revenewers on ye!

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2066 on: September 16, 2018, 06:23:28 PM »
Okay - one of the others there posted a bunch of pics of the sub run day, here we go:







Thats me on the far right of the line...


The gizmo there on shore is our sub launcher, saves kneeling down and out over the water with heavy boats. The water was low yesterday, so it was used more as a cane when wading out!








A great weather day all round, lots of fun company too!

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2067 on: September 16, 2018, 07:45:38 PM »
Hi Chris, great pictures.
Do you have another one, closer, of this drving ponton ?
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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2068 on: September 16, 2018, 07:48:27 PM »
Thanks for these photos Chris.

That surely is a beautiful boat, the Creole Queen.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Reply #2069 on: September 16, 2018, 09:17:53 PM »
That's a very nice pond and some really cool boats! You guys have too much fun...   :Love:

I'll call off the revynoers.... :paranoia:

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